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Post 2148
  Sea News, Dover

UPDATE : Industrial Action at Port of Calais – UPDATE 03.07.15 @1030hrs
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Following a sustained period of industrial action in France commencing at 1420 BST on 29th June, the Port of Calais is now operating two berths which is allowing P&O Ferries to run a full service to Calais whilst DFDS Seaways continues to run a full service to Dunkerque, with an additional ship diverted to the route to help accommodate heavy traffic.

The Port of Dover continues to liaise closely with Kent Police and Highways England as Operation Stack remains in place and is likely to do so until Monday. All freight traffic heading towards Dover must join the Operation Stack queue. When drivers reach the front of the queue they will be given a ticket to allow them to travel to the continent.

Non-freight traffic is advised to avoid the M20 and find alternative routes.

Customers are advised to contact their chosen ferry operator before travelling and consult the Port of Dover website (www.doverport.co.uk) or Twitter account (@PoD_travelnews) for the latest travel information.

We sincerely regret the impact to the travelling public, freight operators and the Dover community of a situation that has been beyond our control. We will continue to monitor the situation closely in liaison with all our partners in order to resume normal operations as soon as possible.


Ferry Operator Contacts

DFDS Seaways
Freight: +44 (0) 1304 874 001
Tourist: +44 (0) 871 230 0440
Twitter: @dfdsseaways

P&O Ferries
Freight: +44 (0) 1304 863 340
Tourist: +44 (0) 8716 64 64 64
Twitter: @POferriesupdate

MyFerryLink
Freight: +44 (0) 1304 828 423
Tourist: +44 (0) 844 248 2100
Twitter: @MyFerryLink



ENDS




Some of the 5,000 trucks in the current backlog.



Wednesday, 1 July 2015 - 19:02
 
Post 2147
  Sea News, Dover


Latest Press Release from DFDS SEAWAYS.....: 1 July 2015
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DFDS’ OFFER FOR PART OF SCOP SEAFRANCE REJECTED WITHOUT ANY PRIOR CONTACT
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Following discussions with all stakeholders including the French Minister of Transport, on June 25 2015 DFDS submitted an offer to the administrators of SCOP Seafrance for the acquisition of a part of SCOP Seafrance including 202 staff. This would have allowed DFDS to operate a 3rd vessel between Dover and Calais.


DFDS has had no response to this offer and is surprised by the apparent unwillingness of the SCOP Seafrance administrators to engage in a dialogue with DFDS.
Yesterday night, DFDS was informed by the administrators that this offer was rejected.


DFDS regrets the position taken by the administrators, but remains at the disposal of the Commercial Court of Boulogne to discuss a transfer of parts of the SCOP Seafrance business in order to minimize the social impact of the potential liquidation of SCOP Seafrance.


The rejection of the offer does not affect the agreed bareboat charters between DFDS and the Eurotunnel Group, which will commence on 2 July 2015.


- ENDS –








Wednesday, 1 July 2015 - 16:33
 
Post 2145
  Sea News, Dover

Dawn...4am and the truck queuing goes on - all through the night for mile after mile after mile. There is no respite..
Its a very tough business for everyone concerned.

See also the latest below.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 - 04:39
 
Post 2144
  Sea News, Dover


Road Traffic Incident at Eastern Docks Roundabout
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The Port of Dover can confirm that a road traffic incident has taken place at the entrance to the Port at 1830hrs. Emergency services are at the scene and Port of Dover Police are assisting.

The Port advises that Operation Stack remains in place (holding freight traffic on both the coast-bound and London bound carriageway of the M20 between Junction 8 & 9).


ENDS


Helicopter activity in the past minutes...air ambulance arriving at the Port entrance plus Sky News...
..thanks once again to the guys at the Port for the up to the minute news.
UPDATED TRAVEL NEWS BELOW in 1691.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 - 20:00
 
Post 2143
  brian, dover.
p & o and dfds have brought this on themselfs, by moaning to the monopolys commission.

they have succeeded in getting rid of my ferry link once and for all.

in the army its called a self inflicted wound

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 - 19:18
 
Post 2142
  Sea News, Dover


The above is from TWITTER.
not our usual source.

Thanks for that info below Brian.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 - 16:28
 
Post 2141
  brian, dover.
near side lane a20 static as far back as capel.lorries coming off the a2 are being sent to the back of the que.chaos at the western hights roundabout,with lorries u-turning it.pod are hard pressed here.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 - 15:47
 
Post 2140
  Sea News, Dover

UPDATE: Ongoing Industrial Action at Port of Calais - LATEST @2050hrs
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The Port of Calais remains affected by an ongoing period of industrial action in France commencing at 1420 BST on 29th June. Ferry services to and from the Port of Dover continue to be affected, with DFDS Seaways services still running to Dunkerque as normal. P&O Ferries have run a limited discharge only service to Boulogne for outbound traffic and this will re-commence in the morning on 1 July.

The duration of this industrial action remains unknown.

The Port of Dover is liaising closely with Kent Police and Highways England, as Operation Stack remains in place (holding freight traffic on both the coast-bound and London bound carriageway of the M20 between Junction 8 & 9). All freight traffic heading towards Dover must join the Operation Stack queue. When you reach the front of the queue you will be given a ticket to allow you to travel to the continent.

Non-freight traffic continues to be diverted onto the A20 in both directions. This allows backed-up lorries to park on both the coast-bound and London-bound carriageways of the M20. All other vehicles should follow the yellow diversion signs with the black writing from the M20.

Customers are advised to contact their chosen ferry operator before travelling and consult the Port of Dover website (www.doverport.co.uk) or Twitter account (@PoD_travelnews) for the latest travel information.

We sincerely regret the impact to the travelling public, freight and the Dover community of a situation that is beyond our control. We will continue to monitor the situation closely in liaison with our ferry partners and the Port of Calais in order to resume normal operations as soon as possible.

Please note that there may be delays to services when the industrial action ends.


Ferry Operator Contacts

DFDS Seaways
Freight: +44 (0) 1304 874 001
Tourist: +44 (0) 871 230 0440
Twitter: @dfdsseaways

P&O Ferries
Freight: +44 (0) 1304 863 340
Tourist: +44 (0) 8716 64 64 64
Twitter: @POferriesupdate

MyFerryLink
Freight: +44 (0) 1304 828 423
Tourist: +44 (0) 844 248 2100
Twitter: @MyFerryLink


ENDS


Oh Dear! It all goes on and on. Thanks to the guys at the Port for sending us all the info. The very latest above.
The traffic situation - well its a nightmare to deal with for sure.

Great piece of information there Mark on the Gann...fascinating read.
Mike got some nice pictures below there. Great stuff lads!

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 - 14:59
 
Post 2138
  Mark Rushton, Northants (rushton.mark@hotmail.co.uk)
Interesting to see the GANN in Dover today. She was a car ferry herself in a former existence, running as the Narvik for Hurtigruten on the wonderful Bergen to Kirkenes run until 2007 before being displaced by new tonnage. The rear accommodation block was retrofitted and really doesn't improve her looks ! One twin, the Vesteralen, is still operating for Hurtigruten whilst another is now an expedition cruise ship for National Geographic.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 - 10:32
 
Post 2137
  Mike J., Dover
The Norwegian training ship GANN, who operates as a small cruise ship during the tourist season came in Monday afternoon from Sunderland & should be on Cruise-1 until Tuesday night.





The MALO SEAWAYS came in & parked up on the Eastern Arm until the Calais problems resolve themselves.





The former Onassis yacht JACKIE O passed Dover Monday evening bound for Marseilles after many years laid-up in Chatham.
She was a bit far off & the second photo has been trimmed until the pixels squeaked.
She started life in 1943 as a Canadian frigate.








Another classic, in it’s own way, the lobster boat BOY LUKE, came in soon after the GANN arrived, trailed by hopeful seagulls.
Although a long-time Dover resident her ‘HH’ letters indicate that she is registered as a fishing vessel in Harwich.






Monday, 29 June 2015 - 23:04
 
Post 2136
  Sea News, Dover
We are receiving you Brian and Fred but the top two posts are pinned today (Monday) ! SmileySmiley

Monday, 29 June 2015 - 16:50
 
Post 2135
  fred, dover
Smiley

Monday, 29 June 2015 - 16:42
 
Post 2134
  brian, dover
testing,testing,testing.

Monday, 29 June 2015 - 16:41
 
Post 2133
  brian, dover
just posted about it on the main forum.

Monday, 29 June 2015 - 16:32
 
Post 2132
  brian, dover.
just put a post on tha main forum about it.


Monday, 29 June 2015 - 16:31
 
Post 2131
  Sea News, Dover

Ongoing Industrial Action at Port of Calais UPDATE @20.00
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The Port of Calais remains affected by an ongoing period of industrial action in France commencing at 1420 BST on 29rd June. Ferry services to and from the Port of Dover continue to be affected, with DFDS Seaways services still running to Dunkerque as normal.

The duration of this industrial action is currently unknown.

Operation Stack has been implemented (holding freight traffic on the coast-bound carriageway of the M20). The Port of Dover is liaising closely with Kent Police and Highways England. Tourist traffic heading for the Port of Dover is advised to use the A2/M2 route. Local traffic is advised that the roads in Dover are currently busy with queueing freight traffic.

Customers are advised to contact their chosen ferry operator before travelling and consult the Port of Dover website (www.doverport.co.uk) or Twitter account (@PoD_travelnews) for the latest travel information.

We sincerely regret the impact to the travelling public, freight and the Dover community of a situation that is beyond our control. We will continue to monitor the situation closely in liaison with our ferry partners and the Port of Calais in order to resume normal operations as soon as possible.

Please note that there may be delays to services when the industrial action ends.

Ferry Operator Contacts


DFDS Seaways
Freight: +44 (0) 1304 874 001
Tourist: +44 (0) 871 230 0440
Twitter: @dfdsseaways

P&O Ferries
Freight: +44 (0) 1304 863 340
Tourist: +44 (0) 8716 64 64 64
Twitter: @POferriesupdate

MyFerryLink
Freight: +44 (0) 1304 828 423
Tourist: +44 (0) 844 248 2100
Twitter: @MyFerryLink


ENDS



SEE THE DFDS SEAWAYS SPECIAL DEALS BELOW Smiley

Monday, 29 June 2015 - 15:59
 
Post 2130
  Sea News, Dover

FIVE DAY SHORT BREAK OFFERS ON FERRY TRAVEL from DFDS SEAWAYS



• Five-day return on Dover-France crossings from £59 for car and up to nine passengersSmileySmiley
Award-winning ferry operator, DFDS Seaways has launched great offers on its Dover-France routes for those looking to escape to Continental Europe for a five-day break.


Dover-France offer
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Using promotion code EBEER5A you can now book a five-day return from Dover to Calais or Dunkirk from £59 for a car and up to nine people on selected departures until 13 December.


If you book before 4 July, you can also claim six free bottles of Affligem beer from the famous Flanders region of Belgium.

DFDS Seaways sails up to 44 times a day between Dover and France, providing passengers with flexible crossing times, a relaxing travel experience and convenient travel options. Onboard facilities include dedicated children’s play areas, restaurants, bars and cafés serving delicious hot and cold food and a shop stocked with holiday luxuries and last-minute essentials.


Top five destinations
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Here is our pick of the top five European destinations for a short break:

1. Utrecht
If you’re a cycling enthusiast, then Utrecht could be the perfect destination for you. This year, it will play host to Tour de France’s Grand Depart on 4 July. Just 40 minutes from Amsterdam this beautiful Dutch city is also famed for its tree-lined canals and world-class museums.

2. Agincourt
This year, Agincourt will be commemorating 500 years since the famous eponymous battle that took place between the English and the French during the 100 Years’ War. Situated in the Pas-de-Calais region in Northern France, it’s also home to some fantastic regional French cheese, including an organic goat farm.

3. Lens
If you are a lover of art, then Lens is a great place for you to start your break. It is home to the modern Louvre-Lens museum, which is the first satellite museum of The Louvre in Paris. Other cultural buildings include the former Art Deco swimming pool and public baths of La Piscine, which has been transformed into Roubaix’s Art and Industry Museum.

4. Ghent
Whether you’re into flowers, romantic strolls along picturesque canals or hearty Flemish food, this beautiful Belgian city is a great destination and under two hours’ drive from Calais and Dunkirk.

5. The Moselle Valley
The Moselle River passes through France, Germany and Luxembourg and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe. First cultivated by the Germans, this areas is also home to some of the best Riesling wine, perfect for sampling in situ or bringing home for friends and family.


Wherever you go on your short-break, travelling by car and ferry gives you the freedom to visit as many or as few destinations as you like. With no luggage restrictions, you can also bring home holiday treasures easily and with no added baggage costs.


To book your short-break now, or for more travel inspiration visit www.dfds.co.uk, or telephone 0871 521 5522.



- ENDS –


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Many thanks to DFDS SEAWAYS for the above information. Fascinating stuff...you are never short of a brilliant destination when you pop over. Smiley

In the pic above we have the flourishing Herald of Free Enterprise memorial gardens along Dover Seafront. The flowers have burst forth in abundance this year in terrific style. Its almost as if someone is feeding them supersonic supernatural fertilizer...whatever is happening anyway it is truly working. It is a very nice remembrance garden indeed. Below we have some wilder flowers seen nearby. Is that a transient snapdragon in the middle of all those wild flowers..amazing how they thrive if left alone. Pictures from yesterday sunday.


The Crystal Symphony arriving yesterday very early..about 05.30.
Some great cruise liners arriving with us soon in that list below Colette..wow! lets all get a-snappin' many thanks for the list as ever.


Pinned Smiley



Monday, 29 June 2015 - 07:05
 
Post 2129
  ColetteB, Dover

CRUISE VISITS
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July kicks off when the Saga Sapphire returns on Wednesday July 1st CT1, TR.

Nothing then until Saturday July 4th, Independence Day, the Ocean Princess is back at CT2, TR.

A break then until Wednesday July 8th, when the Saga Pearl II is back at CT2, TR.

And now, what we've all been waiting for, on Friday July 10th the Magic returns to Dover in the form of the Great and Wonderful 'Disney Magic'. She will be in her splendour awaiting the flashbulbs at CT2, TR, keep your eyes peeled for Mickey and Minnie Smiley (We have two more appearances to come this season, July 22nd and August 3rd).

The following day Saturday July 11th the familiar Braemar is back with us at CT2, TR.

Another break until Wednesday July 15th when the Saga Pearl II comes back to us at CT1, TR.

The following day Thursday July 16th we have another opportunity to see the Elegant & Stylish 'Celebrity Silhouette' at CT2 on a Port of Call.

No ship the following day, I will be back with more for July Smiley



Sunday, 28 June 2015 - 19:14
 
Post 2128
  Sea News, Dover
The Nederland Reefer approaching the Port of Dover earlier today sunday...with tugboat Doughty giving much valued assistance.


Sunday, 28 June 2015 - 17:14
 
Post 2127
  Sea News, Dover
Very busy day along the seafront yesterday saturday with the annual rowing regatta taking place. Lots of races of varying sizes going to and fro. Weatherwise the first part of the day was beautifully sunny and fairly calm but a strong nasty breeze picked up which made it pretty difficult..especially coming back across the harbour from east to west. It sure emptied the beach of sunbathers. But those rowers are a hardy lot - lets hope they all had a wonderful day.
A very colourful event.

is that right Brian..well I never. We don't want the little beasts nibbling our ankles do we. No sir! Smiley
A double header of cruise liners in today...the Crystal Symphony and the Braemar.

Sunday, 28 June 2015 - 07:44
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